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Drummer Richard Colburn was Left Stranded in North Dakota

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When you think its hard enough to get your own humble members to a local show and be set up and ready for an 20.30 start then this story will make you chuckle a little when you thank your lucky stars that you are not on a US tour like these guys from Belle and Sebastian. The drummer with indie group...

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The Event Of The Year

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The top drum event in the UK will be here sooner than we think so get those early bird tickets before its too late. At the show there will be live performances on the main stage by some of the worlds top players, vintage kits on show and for sale for the enthusiasts who have deep pockets and feel...

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Drumfest 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Andrew Small is a drummer known throughout the world for his amazing groove, outstanding musical knowledge and hybrid set-up. Andrew will be taking part in a three day festival that’s completely devoted to drumming this we believe is a masterclass that you really can’t miss if you wish...

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Stewart Copeland A Life In Music

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The amazing Stewart Copeland has an incredible history in music first for been part of one of the biggest bands in the world to then perform with a variety of the worlds top orchestras and has just recently taken part in a show called A Life In Music, the show that happened at Union Chapel in...

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Things That Make a Great Drummer

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Still in a struggle! After being involved in drum lessons and different practices? If yes, then you should follow this lesson to make progress and take your drumming to the next level. The musical Drummer Marc Brattin highlighted some essential traits required in a great session drummer.

Being...

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Protection Racket Nutcase range

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Protection Racket has revamped and updated its Nutcase range of drum bags. To announce the re-launch, Protection Racket put together this impressive press release, which we thought was worth reading in all its glory! Enjoy. “They call themselves ‘Nutcases’ and for years they have roamed backstage,...

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The Raven Age’s Jai Patel

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It’s never going to be a bad thing having Iron Maiden as your dad. For ‘next generation of new wave of British heavy metal’ band The Raven Age, the Maiden connection is with guitarist and founding member George ‘son of Steve’ Harris. But Harris Jr has been supported from the band’s 2009...

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Jonathan Ullman shares his top tips

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

You’ll often find that in big music cities like London and LA there’s only a limited number of gigs for the drumming elite, and precious little for aspiring sessioneers trying to catch a break. But what if we told you there could be an untapped supply of session work right on your doorstep? That’s...

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Copyright Your Music

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

One of the most important things every music creator can do for themselves is protect their intellectual property. By technical standards, a work is copyrighted once it’s been made into a tangible form. However, officially registering that work by submitting it to the US Library of Congress...

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Adapt to the Wide World of Streaming

Friday, July 21st, 2017

 

Unless you don’t work in the music business, or were on Mars for the past year, you’ve heard the news: streaming is on the rise. But, unlike downloads, which were more or less a transcription of the physical world into digital, streaming introduces totally different paradigms. Let’s...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Playin’ For The Music

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Listen to the music in any fairly hip restaurant, you know, the warm, quilt-like security offered for diners in most of the places in Greenwich Village, or some of the musician hangouts on the upper westside of Manhattan. More than likely you’ll hear a heady sampling of Carly Simon, Carol King,...

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New FireGrain drumsticks by Promark

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Promark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with its brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrain. The new sticks feature a “revolutionary heat-tempering process” that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into “precision tools with unprecedented durability”. While keeping their original...

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Another fantastic Main Stage artist announced…

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Anika Nilles in association with Tama, Ahead and Meinl will bring her unique sound and impeccable technique to the London Drum Show’s Main Stage this year. Her drumming career has gone from strength to strength since her performance at the 2015 show, with her debut album Pikalar out in February...

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Phil Rudd, coming back from the brink

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It would have been a fitting one last jaunt around the world’s stadiums for the man that had powered classic ‘DC albums such as Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Let There Be Rock. That all changed in November 2014 when Rudd was arrested, and ultimately convicted, on drugs offences and making...

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